“What lies beneath” frightened global cinema audiences when it was released at the turn of the millennium.  But what lies below the ground can be a horror story for civil engineering and building projects leading to delay, additional cost and, in extreme circumstances, disaster as evidenced by numerous well documented cases from around the world.

BWB has proven expertise and experience in undertaking comprehensive ground investigations and assessments for a wide variety of development projects. Sites with challenging geotechnical and/or geo-environmental conditions present significant financial and technical risk to construction projects. Engaging our geotechnical engineers and environmental specialists at project feasibility stage can therefore yield substantial dividends!

We undertake a wide variety of specialist services in this critical arena including;

  • Contaminated land assessment & resolution

  • Due diligence desk studies and engineering appraisals
  • Earthworks modelling
  • Expert witness
  • Foundation design
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Ground gas and vapour investigation
  • Ground investigation and improvement
  • Mining risk assessments
  • Retaining structures
  • Settlement analysis and slope stability analysis
  • Technical advisory & assurance services